The association SwissPhilO organises the Swiss Philosophy Olympiad since 2006. SwissPhilO is a non-profit organisation, denominationally and politically neutral and one of the eight members of the Science Olympiad. The purpose of the association is to organise the the participation of Swiss delegations in the International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO) and similar competitions. For this purpose, the Swiss Philosophy Olympiad (SPO) is organised and carried out. The rules of the SPO correspond to those of the IPO.

The association is managed by a board of directors.